Jens Lekman – “How We Met, The Long Version” Video

The Swede-pop charmer Jens Lekman’s song “How We Met, The Long Version” traces the story of a relationship in a vast and cosmic sense. It’s a strutting, disco-informed number that begins with the actual birth of the universe and goes right up through planetary formation, trilobite evolution, and a first kiss. The song appears on Lekman’s new album Life Will See You Now, and now Lekman has followed up his “What’s The Perfume That You Wear?” video with a new clip for “How We Met, The Long Version.” Director Keyvan Haghighi keeps things simple, showing an extended shot of Lekman performing against a starry backdrop. But that’s all the better to focus on the song’s lyrics, which are pretty great. Check it out below.

Life Will See You Now is out now on Secretly Canadian.